Mac McClung is the best scorer in the Big 12
After a game-high 24 points on Saturday, Mac McClung now leads the Big 12 in scoring in conference games at 19.7 points per game. He’s proving to be the best scorer in the conference and he reiterated that by having no trouble getting his points against Baylor’s Davion Mitchell, who is widely considered the best defensive player in the nation.
For the game, McClung was 8-18 from the field and 4-11 from 3-point range. In other words, Mitchell made him work for his points. It was quite the epic one-on-one battle.
However, McClung didn’t get to the line as frequently as he normally does. With only four free-throws on the day, he shot fewer attempts than his season average of makes in a game (4.4).
This was only the third time this year that McClung has had four or fewer free-throw attempts against a Power 5 team. Yet, he still led the game in scoring.
McClung is so quick that he can get to the rim or get his jumper off just about any time he wants and not even Mitchell could prevent that from happening. Though the BU defensive ace did pester McClung, he didn’t come anywhere close to shutting him down the way Mitchell does to other team’s top scorers.
There is no better guard in the Big 12 than McClung. He’s bought into Beard’s system and is playing basketball at a level beyond anything he’d previously reached before coming to Lubbock. Now, the only question is just how far can he can carry his team?